Chief Manager – Independent Review of Objections

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

Job Summary

Overseeing the administration of the Independent Review Of Objections including developing strategies for review of Objections, offering the required technical guidance and monitoring the performance of the unit.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Department:    Legal Services and Board Coordination

Division:          Tax Dispute Resolution Division

Section:          Independent Review of Objections  Report to: Deputy Commissioner - TDR

 

Purpose of the Job

  • Overseeing the administration of the Independent Review Of Objections including developing strategies for review of Objections, offering the required technical guidance and monitoring the performance of the unit.

Tasks and outputs:

  • Development of strategies and guidelines for handling of objections.
  • Assignment of duties to and supervision of the Managers in the unit.
  • Monitoring objections by taxpayers to ensure they are resolved within the set timelines.
  • Chairing of a Technical committee (Objection Resolution Committee) to review objections and issue Objection Decision.
  • Giving technical input on complex tax, matters raised at objection stage including attending working meetings with the parties.
  • Liaison with other departments on issues pertaining to objections.
  • Coordinating feedback on lessons learnt for betterment of the objection process.
  • Signing of objection decisions for communicating to the taxpayer.
  • Liaising with stakeholders (internal and external) to gather and disseminate information of the Tax Dispute.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Law or related disciplines from a recognized university.
  • A Master’s Degree, CPA or ACCA and other professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Must   be knowledgeable and have experience in tax and/or customs administration.
  • Exposure to tax  and/or customs disputes management, resolution and negotiations.
  • A good understanding of revenue statutes.

Minimum year of experience

  • Seven (7) years’ experience in dispute resolution practice, three (3) of which should be in a management position in a comparable organization.

Competencies required for this role

  • Strong administrative, managerial and leadership skills
  • Excellent decision making skills and capabilities
  • Excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills
  • Resilient, focused and results oriented.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Motivated, dynamic and dedicated team player.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Must be a person of integrity.

Note:

  1. All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
  2. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  3. All applications should be submitted online by 4th March 2021.
  4. KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
  5. KRA does not charge for application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.
Job Application Guidelines

Registration:

  • Go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login and then click on the ‘Register’ button to start the application process.
  • After registration, you will receive an email enabling you to confirm your email address and complete your registration.

Log on:

  • After registration go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login
  • Key in your username and password then click on ‘Log in’ to access your account.
  • After successful log in, the system will open the ‘Applicant Cockpit’.

Candidate Profile (To create or update applicant detail):

  • On the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page, go to the tab ‘Candidate Profile’.
  • Click on ‘My Profile’ to create and update your profile.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
  • The process will end by clicking the tab “Overview and Release”.
  • Ensure you click the check box on the page to complete the profile.

Application process:

  • To view the open job postings, click on the tab ‘Employment Opportunities’ on the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page.
  • Under the heading ‘Job Search’ click the ‘Start’ button to view all available vacancies.
  • Click on the Job posting to display the details of the position.
  • To apply for the position, click ‘Apply’ button at the top of the page.
  • Follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.
  • Kindly note that all mandatory fields must be completed.
  • To complete the process of application, click the ‘Send Application Now’ button after reviewing and accepting the ‘Data Privacy Statement’.

In case of any challenges, please send your email query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

 

If you experience any delay in receiving an email notification at the end of the e-recruitment registration process, please refresh your email. In case of any challenge, please send your query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke


Kenya Revenue Authority does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviewing, and/or offer)

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